clove


Definition: Meaning of, clove in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / kləʊv /

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clove cloves
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  1. one of the separate parts that form a GARLIC plant
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  2. a black SPICE (= something used to give a special taste to food) with a strong sweet smell
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  1. a past tense of CLEAVE
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clove used in phrases

  • clove hitch (noun)
    1. a knot used to fasten a line temporarily to a post or spar
  • clove oil (noun)
    1. essential oil obtained from cloves and used to flavour medicines
  • clove pink (noun)
    1. eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colours
  • clove tree (noun)
    1. moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves
  • clove-scented (adjective)
    1. smelling of clove
  • garlic clove (noun)
    1. one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
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